Arts and Entertainment
March 31, 2015
Emmy award-winning journalist and producer Bob Phillips has been covering the Texan way of life for over 40 years. He's most famous for his TV show, Texas Country Reporter, which focuses on everyday heroes who embody the Texan spirit and make the world a better place. The Buckingham recently hosted Phillips for a special appearance to share his many stories of unsung Texan heroes that he has accumulated over decades of traveling the back roads of the Lone Star State. The event was attended by residents and invited guests and included a keynote followed by a special Q&A session. He highlighted stories about oddball collectors, thought-provoking artists, and everyday people who call Texas home. He also informed attendees about the many interesting cafes and Texas landmarks he visited along the way. Texas Country Reporter can be seen locally in every city in Texas, as well as nationwide on the cable channel RFD-TV.
"Bob Phillips is Texas through and through," said Cathy Lightfoot, director of sales and marketing at Edgemere. "His presentation was so personable, and the stories he shared were truly unique. We have so many charming little cities here in Texas, and he does an amazing job of shining light on those small towns and the wonderful people who live there."
Phillips began his news career as a journalist who wrote and reported news stories about fires, wrecks, city council meetings and school board elections. He even spent time as a news and sports photographer, traveling for several years with the Dallas Cowboys and even shooting on the sidelines for NFL Films. His news reporting dreams became a reality when on the first Saturday of October in 1972, the first episode of his show went on the air. It's been on the air ever since that time.
In 2005, Phillips was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The honor is extended to professionals who have spent at least 25 years of their career in television here in Texas and have made significant contributions to their industry and their communities.
ABOUT THE BUCKINGHAM
The Buckingham, a Masterpiece Living community, is Houston's premier life care senior living community located in the heart of the Memorial neighborhood. Situated on a 17-acre site along Buffalo Bayou at 8580 Woodway Drive, The Buckingham offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site at The Plaza at The Buckingham. The community features 205 independent living residences; 42 private assisted living apartments; 16 private memory support apartments; and 60 private skilled nursing suites.
The Buckingham is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information visit www.buckinghamhouston.com, or call (832) 426-1372.